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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Calan Sr (Overview)

Calan SR is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Yes: Generic verapamil is much less expensive than brand name Calan sr. The active ingredient and the duration of action are the same. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
2 doctors shared insights

Calan Sr (Overview)

Calan SR is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is there a difference between generic verapamil and the calan sr?

Yes: Generic verapamil is much less expensive than brand name Calan sr. The active ingredient and the duration of action are the same. ...Read more

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What is calan?

What is calan?

Calcium channel blkr: Verapamil, a member of the calcium channel blocker family of drugs. Perhaps most commonly used for hypertension, but also for certain heart rhythm disturbances. Can be used for angina treatment and neurologists may use it for migraine prevention. Does have side effects so talk to prescribing doctor carefully. ...Read more

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Calan might be prescribed for?

Calan might be prescribed for?

High blood pressure: Perhaps most commonly used for hypertension, but also for certain heart rhythm disturbances. Can be used for angina treatment and neurologists may use it for migraine prevention. Does have side effects so talk to prescribing doctor carefully. ...Read more

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What might calan be prescribed for?

What might calan be prescribed for?

Calcium channel blkr: Verapamil, a member of the calcium channel blocker family of drugs. Perhaps most commonly used for hypertension, but also for certain heart rhythm disturbances. Can be used for angina treatment and neurologists may use it for migraine prevention. Does have side effects so talk to prescribing doctor carefully. ...Read more

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Using Xavor and Calan. BP is continuously high 180/90. She needs to travel back to Asia in two days. Is it safe ? She is diabetic.

Using Xavor and Calan. BP is continuously high 180/90. She needs to travel back to Asia in two days. Is it safe ? She is diabetic.

Not dangerous: Her BP is elevated but not dangerously so. She should contact her doc before leaving and ask about adding a mild diuretic like HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) which would work synergistically with Losartan (Xavor) (and is compatible with Calan). ...Read more

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How effective is verapamil (Calan) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is verapamil (Calan) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Verapamil: it helps control rate in afib but because it causes vasodilation must be used with care especially in the geriatric patients ...Read more

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What are histex sr caps?

What are histex sr caps?

Cold and allergy med: Histex sr is a combination sustained release formulation of brompheniramine (an antihistamine) and Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant). Used to treat allergy and cold and flu. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Antidepressant: Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. Also prevents depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (sad). This medicine is an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take elaxine sr with lamictal?

Is it safe to take elaxine sr with lamictal?

Yes: Elaxine sr is similar to velafaxine, used for mdd/o. U can't use it with maoi, I am not aware of any contraindications with lamictal.To be on the safe side ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Calan (Definition)

Calan is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more